[ buh-thom-i-ter ]
/ bəˈθɒm ɪ tər /
a device for ascertaining the depth of water.
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Examples from the Web for bathometer
Bathometer, bath-om′et-ėr, n. an instrument for ascertaining depth.
But the most ingenious of all contrivances for finding the depth of the sea is Siemen's Bathometer, a very recent invention.
British Dictionary definitions for bathometer
/ (bəˈθɒmɪtə) /
an instrument for measuring the depth of water
Derived Formsbathometric (ˌbæθəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivebathometrically, adverbbathometry (bəˈθɒmɪtrɪ), noun
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Science definitions for bathometer
[ bə-thŏm′ĭ-tər ]
An instrument that is used to measure water depth without the use of a sounding line. The bathometer does not require a line to extend to the bottom because it measures the difference in the gravitational effect of the water surface and of solid ground.
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